Springfield YMCA

Claire Kidwell / KSMU

Big Brother Big Sisters of the Ozarks is trying to reach more children in the region, but need more male volunteers to accomplish its goal.

Chuck Dow and his assigned Little Brother, sixth grader Quincy Johnson or Q, typically start their weekly meetup with a game of basketball at the Springfield YMCA. These two have been paired together for almost four years.

“You know, from our experience, I think it just really allows kids to have a good role model, I mean that in its essence is really what it’s about.” Dow said.